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Morales v Maidana...WBA Light Welterweight title?


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Boxrec currently has the bout listed for the 9th of April between Maidana and Morales...for the WBA 140 title. I love Maidana but this is his 3rd shot at the title in just over 2 years (losing to Kotelnik in Feb. 2009) and for Morales it's the search for weight #4...Should be fun whilst it lasts but you have to worry about Morales =/ and wonder what idiot gave Khan a super title...
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Didn't they start awarding the Super Champion status to fighters who had unified titles? As a way to keep sanctioning fees coming in while the "Super Champ" had to make mandatories for the other organisation?

 

The WBA might as well just give everyone in the top 10 a belt now and be done with it, they are a joke.

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The "super" belt is awarded when a fighter has made 5 defences, not to be confused with their other "super" which is when they unify...though no Idea how Cotto got his super title either...

 

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Don't ever use the phrase "not to be cofused with" in a sentence devoted to the Orgs, it's already a given :)

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The "super" belt is awarded when a fighter has made 5 defences, not to be confused with their other "super" which is when they unify...though no Idea how Cotto got his super title either...

 

Khan has only made 3 defenses, so how can the WBA give him the SC so soon?

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The "super" belt is awarded when a fighter has made 5 defences, not to be confused with their other "super" which is when they unify...though no Idea how Cotto got his super title either...

 

Khan has only made 3 defenses, so how can the WBA give him the SC so soon?

 

Cotto hasn't even defend his title and has the same status...I've really no understanding of how it works other than the WBA are the most confusing of the bodies. Thankfully some seem to say it's the best because it's the original, so lets leave it to one of those folks to explain...I know Rob's a fan >_>

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The "super" belt is awarded when a fighter has made 5 defences, not to be confused with their other "super" which is when they unify...though no Idea how Cotto got his super title either...

 

Khan has only made 3 defenses, so how can the WBA give him the SC so soon?

 

Because the sanctioning bodies are completely unaccountable, that's how. If they decide to they could have a super-duper, a super, a not-so-super, a regular, an interim, an interim-interim etc... They write their own rules.

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From the WBA's own website:

 

WBA SUPER CHAMPIONSHIPS

(by WBA - Feb 11, 2009 - 11:12:37 AM)

 

 

DEFINITION

 

The SUPER WORLD CHAMPION CATEGORY OR UNDISPUTED WORLD CHAMPION was created for those World Champions who hold the title of two or more organizations recognized by the WBA, like the World Boxing Council (WBC), the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO).

 

The creation of the category of SUPER WORLD CHAMPIONS or UNDISPUTED WORLD CHAMPIONS was born from a suggestion sent to us by Lennox Lewis, World Boxing Association former Heavyweight Champion, which we have considered convenient in order to give the Unified Champions a more flexible time to defend their titles as well as the challengers the chance to fight for the title.

 

PROPOSED REGULATION

 

We are still working to set the regulation that shall rule the SUPER WORLD CHAMPIONS, and we have considered it convenient to establish the following:

The SUPER CHAMPIONS will be obliged to make the mandatory defense of their titles in a period no longer than 18 months against the boxer recognized as the World Boxing Association Champion of the corresponding division.

 

In the intermediate period between the mandatory defenses, the UNDISPUTED SUPER CHAMPION will be able to defend his title against any recognized opponent chosen from the official ratings list of the WBA or from the organizations it recognizes and with the approval of those organizations.

The WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO will coordinate whenever necessary their respective ratings, to minimize any incompatibility in them for the Unified Titles, thus easing the optional fights of the UNIFIED SUPER CHAMPIONS.

 

In those cases of controversies that make difficult the selection of the mandatory contender to fight with the SUPER CHAMPION, the organizations will be able to order mandatory fights (Box-off suggested by Lennox Lewis) to determine the mandatory contender –previously agreed-. In those cases when they do not reach an agreement to make the mandatory fight as it is stated in point ‘a’ and ‘b’ previously stated in this provisional regulation, the Purse Bid Procedure will be ordered.

 

 

 

So erm..how are Sturm, Cotto, Khan, Ward, all Super champions? O_o And are both John and Gamboa super champions?

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